Rules, Norms and NGO Advocacy Strategies

Rules, Norms and NGO Advocacy Strategies

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There is much controversy over the development of new dams for hydropower, where concerns for environmental protection and the livelihoods of local people may conflict with the goals of economic development. This book analyses the opportunities and barriers that NGOs and civil society actors face when conducting advocacy campaigns against such developments. Through a comparison of two NGO coalitions advocating against the Xayaburi hydropower dam on the Mekong River, the book explores the intricate interactions of formal and informal rules and norms and how they influence advocacy strategies. A framework for analysis is proposed which serves as a tool for analysis by civil society actors. The author generates fresh insights into the way in which opportunities and barriers are created for NGOs to influence state-centric decision-making processes. The book also discusses Mekong riparian statesa€™ negotiation process over the Xayaburi hydropower dam in detail, providing an analysis of the Mekong Rivera€™s governance under the 1995 Mekong Agreement. The book concludes by suggesting ways to improve the engagement of civil society actors in the governance of transboundary rivers and development projects.New York: UNICEF. Accessed 18 April 2013. ... Uncertainty as a monster in the scienceAypolicy interface: four coping strategies. Water Science ... World Bank. 1998. Operational Manual.

Title:Rules, Norms and NGO Advocacy Strategies
Author:Yumiko Yasuda
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-09-16


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